Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Tuesdays Are My Stitchy Night

Just a quick post tonight. I'm tired! It's hard working a full and busy day when you've been a sloth for 10 days. I haven't stitched one bit today. I got home and listened to *the boy* rant about his day and offering advice. He is having a tough time getting one of his former employers to just accept the fact he is eligible for unemployment considering they fired him...because they were running out of money. He's now on his third appeal and has to make an appearance at a hearing tomorrow. A part of me just wants to slam this company because they are bad business people but knowing them, they'd sue me for slander or libel (I always got those confused) so that they could try to earn money to save their business. They have been a subject of constant consternation with us...*the boy*, being the calmer and more rational half, finally had it. We will wait to see if they (bad former employers) will actually make a presence at the hearing tomorrow.

There is a lot of stuff up in the air this week...revolving around *the boy*...seeing as the drama seems to follow him everywhere...EDD hearing, doctor's appointment, lots of trips into the city. I'm just hoping that the drama doesn't prevent my chicken tortilla soup from being made. Girl needs to be fed!

I've also been doing a lot of reading and my Google Reader is now down to 117 posts. Whew!! There is lots of stitchy goodness out there in blogland.

Ok, I'll get to it...my BIG finish. The Snappers are Done! I am relieved. I was seriously close to throwing it out the window at least twice. This is the only project I worked on while on vacation. I was adamant about finishing it and I knew if it went beyond the weekend, it would probably get pushed into a closet and almost forgotten just out of pure frustration and boredom. That border can kill the spirit out of anyone...or at least anyone who was dumb enough to make a mistake in it, not once but twice...like I did. I figure I've stitched the border twice over for all the mistakes I made with it. I don't think I'll be able to stitch anything using GAST Dried Thyme for a while too! lol Here is a craptastic photo of it. It's very hard to photograph considering the length of it.
So I broke it down into quarters to see it a little better. January - March...April - June
July - September
October - December
Bent Creek Snapper Year
32 count Wichelt Country French Cafe Latte
GAST and WDW as charted
Border: GAST Dried Thyme instead of WDW Bark


I plan on framing Snapper Year as I have the perfect spot for it but I'm short framing money. I want to hold off on any big expenses seeing as budgetary talks at work sound scarier and scarier with each passing week. Time to save those pennies...just in case...you know what I mean? So this is going in the closet with ABC Lessons to be framed at a later date.

Well, that's all the energy I have for tonight but I will leave you with this picture. I promise to fill you all in on my east coast experience. The trip started on a high note! Once *the boy* picked me up from the airport, we headed straight to Portsmouth, NH to see the gems on display at this place. This was truly the highlight of my vacation. I can't wait to show you what I saw there!
Now to decide what I will actually start next! :D

Until next time...

18 comments:

Carol R said...

Congratulations on the big finish - it looks wonderful and well worth all the effort you put into it!

Vonna said...

BEAUTIFUL Finish :)

Sadie said...

Fingers crossed that that things work out for *the boy* and the scary former employers.
WooHoo! LOVE your finish, it looks fantastic :-) I very much admire your perseverance, I would have burned it long ago.
So? What next?

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish! I just love it! I hear you on framing expenses. It's hard to get things framed. I have quite a pile waiting for framing as well. Hope things work out for you and your other half.

mainely stitching said...

I'm anxiously awaiting your photos from the Portsmouth Historical Society! I wanted to get over to Strawberry Banke while we were in Maine, but time was just TOO SHORT. Sigh. How was the soup - did you manage to make and eat some despite all the drama going on? Good luck with job issues. It's just a scary world out there these days. And congratulations on the Bent Creek finish!!

Barbi said...

I love how your snapper year turned out!

Lisa said...

Welcome back and congrats on the BIG...HUGE...finish. I know that you have been working on that and it has paid off...It looks wonderful! I am sorry that the drama has followed *the boy* and you back from your time out East. I hope things get settled quickly and for the better!!! Take care and we'll get in touch soon!

Katrina said...

Welcome back! Love you big finish, huge congrats on getting it done.

Hope everything goes well for the boy :-).

Siobhan said...

Woohoo! Beautiful finish. I can't wait to see what the next project will be!

Missy Ann said...

Yay!!! Snapper is done! Looking forward to a framing pic.

doris said...

What relief when a big project is finished. I'm with you on Dried Thyme. It's the border color for And They Sinned, and I won't be using it for a very long time.

Theresa said...

Congratulations on your Snappers finish - Finally!!! LOL
Despite all the drama, it turned out really nice!!!!!

Melissa (The Daily Mel) said...

Congrats on your finish!! It looks great. :)

Branlaadee said...

Welcome home! I am glad you made it both ways safely.

Congrats on your finish. It looks lovely! I hear you about the framing expenses. I have 1 piece sitting in my closet hoping and praying I'll get some extra cash to frame it...a job would help in that respect, wouldnt it?? LOL

I cant wait to hear about your east coast adventures!

Deb said...

That is a beautiful finish! Congratulations!!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! It looks wonderful!

Michelle said...

Congrats on your big, gorgeous finish! My Red Thread was impossible to photograph too, for that very reason. Hope everything works out with all the boy drama. You deserve some chicken tortilla soup for sure! (and boy does that sound good!!)

CindyMae said...

What a gorgeous and fantastic finish! Congrats!!! I hope that the drama with The Boy slows down and you can have some piece, you totally deserve it.